Workplace Accident Defined:
Any accident while at work is a workplace accident. To have an accident while at work does not mean you have to be physically at the work site. UPS drivers, US postal workers, delivery persons and home health care aids all work in the field. An accident that occurs while in the field is still covered by applicable workman's compensation laws. Injuries that keep you from work and require medical treatment can reap havoc on loved ones and families because of the mounting bills that are accumulated and lack of regular pay. Call the Law offices of Greg Prosmushkin, PC. Our lawyers will help you with your claim. To see about your Workplace Injury, call our office, the consultation is absolutely free.
What if I am injured by another driver while on the road for work? Can I bring a claim against that person and still collect workers compensation benefits?
Absolutely! In fact, if you are working at the time that someone other than a co worker is negligent, you must use workers compensation to pay your wage and medical bill. The law provides that type of workers compensation as the sole payer in cases where you are at work and injured by a third party.
Will I have to reimburse workers compensation if I recover money from the third party?
Yes. You will under most circumstances, be required to pay back a portion of your third party settlement to the Workers Compensation carrier for your employer. It is your obligation to do so. These can get confusing because you do not have to reimburse your work insurance the entire amount. To help you weave through these difficult issues, contact the law offices of Greg Prosmushkin, PC. The consultation is completely free of charge!
Some of the injuries that you can get from a work related accident are:
Loss of a limb
You have no burden of proof when injured at work. You simply have to be working when the injury occurs. You cannot sue your employer unless your employer does not carry Workers Compensation benefits. If this occurs, contact the law offices of Greg Prosmushkin PC for a free consultation. We can help!
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